Synchronicity and the Law of Attraction
Many people have experienced coincidences in their lives, but when such events are multiple and meaningful, synchronicity is surely at work. Some people believe that the more a person evolves, the more synchronicity occurs in her life. Others suggest that synchronous events happen because of excitable emotion and a strong expectation that draws such occurrences into manifestation.
The Artist Gets a Nudge
Anna was a young art teacher with an almost obsessive desire to see the Book of Kells. Another teacher had given her a small calendar featuring images of the ornately illustrated pages created by Celtic monks, who lived in roughly A.D. 800. Anna thought about traveling to Ireland. But she lived in a cheap apartment in Berkeley, California, and barely made enough money to pay for rent and basic necessities. The Book of Kells was housed in Trinity College's library in Dublin. If she closed out her savings, she might have enough to get cheap airfare, but what about lodging, food, and transportation?
Anna stared at the calendar on her desk and vowed to get to Ireland someday. A few hours later, Anna leafed through a textbook returned by one of her students and was surprised to see an Ireland travel brochure in it. Later that afternoon, a postcard arrived in the mail from the United Kingdom. It announced a special weeklong exchange program for art teachers, sponsored by Trinity College. Food and lodging were included. Anna became convinced that the three occurrences were surely more than mere coincidences. She was right. The law of synchronicity responded to her obsessive desire and worked to give her the push she needed.
More than Coincidence
You may not notice it, but synchronicity is going on all the time. Learn to live your life in a magical yet purposeful way, and you'll begin to see the meaningful — even mystical — occurrences in life that you may be missing because you are distracted or too busy or tired to notice. Synchronicities are those little meaningful coincidences that can point you in new directions or provide you with moments of breakthrough understanding. The more you notice them, the more of them, seemingly, there are to notice.
Swiss psychologist Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity. Jung offered psychological insights into human consciousness as a result of viewing the psyche through the lenses of myth, art, religion, philosophy, and dreams. Jung's interest in Eastern religions and philosophies influenced and informed his ideas about the importance of the unconscious and value of daily spiritual practice.
Synchronicity is one indicator that the Law of Attraction is at work and that something you have asked for is beginning to make its way to you. It bears repeating that it is worthwhile to pay attention to coincidences. Watch for evidence of meaningful occurrences and their connectivity. Notice patterns of flow, when things easily happen or come together. Observe how little signs begin to show up and give notice that the universe has received your request.